Archives for prevention

Some broad spectrum advice about preventing skin cancer

My husband Barry loves being out in the sun. No matter what the season. Here’s a picture of him picking blueberries on a sweltering hot summer day. Unfortunately, skin cancer runs in his family. Over the years, he has had several lesions removed, frozen, or burned off. He’s lucky because, so far, all have been either precancerous areas called actinic keratoses or basal cell carcinomas, which are easily treated. He has all the risk factors.
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Categories: Blog and Healthy Living, Safety and Fitness.

Lower your risk of having a stroke

Thirty years ago, my beloved grandmother — her name was Joanna Tenney, but we called her Nanny — had a massive stroke and died a few days later. She had congestive heart failure and had been under treatment in the hospital for about a week when she had the stroke. I didn’t know it at the time, but congestive heart failure is a risk factor for stroke. 
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Categories: Blog and Healthy Living, Safety and Fitness.

Six Infections to Watch Out For in Elderly People

As we get older, unfortunately, we become more susceptible to infections. That’s because, with age, the immune system doesn’t work as well as it used to. It gets even more difficult if you are also dealing with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD or emphysema), heart problems or cancer.
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Categories: Blog and Dealing with Chronic Illness.